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Corporate Governance

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News

Standard Life: Still no clarity on Scottish vote

Financial services firm notes none of its concerns over Scottish independence have been addressed, less than two months before vote

07 Aug 2014

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KPMG retains £12m Old Mutual audit contract

The firm will be reappointed to continue its work after 2016, following the bank’s tender

07 Aug 2014

News

FRC warns of ‘engagement deficit’ among investors

FRC raises concerns of emerging "engagement deficit" among investors in mid-market companies

17 Jul 2014

Blog

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

11 Jul 2014

News

British Land's Bell part of revamped Rotork governance

Lucinda Bell joins Rotork as a non-executive, as manufacturer continues to update its board

11 Jul 2014

Feature

The Uncooperative: How the Co-op found itself in a governance crisis

The governance and management of the Co-operative Group has been damned in two separate reviews. Richard Crump looks at where it can go from here

23 Jun 2014

News

Investors back FRC plan to stem ever-increasing exec pay

Removal of 'attract, retain and motivate' policy will ease the “ratcheting up” of executive pay, investors say

18 Jun 2014

News

RBS prepares to tender audit contract

Bank will take contract to market later this year, having used Deloitte since 2000

16 Jun 2014

Interview

Interview: IG CFO Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill, CFO of IG, tells Financial Director why finance sits at the heart of governance at the FTSE 350 CFD company

14 May 2014

Blog

Squaring the circle for mutual benefit

The idea that the venerated mutual should be consigned to the annals of history as no longer relevant is wide of the mark

13 May 2014

News

Co-op Bank ends 40-year KPMG audit relationship

Co-operative Bank replaces auditors as management, governance and business practices excoriated in Sir Christopher Kelly report

01 May 2014

News

FRC consulting on going concern in changes to CG code

FRC consulting on going concern along with reforms to directors' remuneration policy as part of wider changes to the corporate governance code

25 Apr 2014

Interview

Interview: FRC chief executive Stephen Haddrill

The boss of the FRC on how the watchdog is promoting high-quality reporting and governance in order to foster investment

24 Apr 2014

News

Cable cracks down on opaque company ownership structures

Company owners forced out into the open under government plans to tackle "the darker side of capitalism"

22 Apr 2014

Blog

Staving off shareholder activism

Boards need to get on the front foot and play a pivotal role in seeking out opportunities for sharing with shareholders why decisions have been made

22 Apr 2014

News

FRC Lab launches project on dividend disclosure

Financial Reporting Lab launches project on the effective communication and disclosure of dividend policy and capacity

02 Apr 2014

News

Deloitte's Balfour Beatty audit tenure to be tested

Balfour Beatty lines up the second half of 2015 to run an audit tender process

27 Mar 2014

News

IASB amends disclosure requirements in IAS 1

Standard setter plans narrow changes to the way financial statements are presented under IFRS

26 Mar 2014

News

COO role for Co-Op's Pennycook and annual report delayed

CFO Richard Pennycook given elevated role when he steps down as interim CEO, and company delays annual report by two weeks

19 Mar 2014

Analysis

Analysis: Morrisons woes continue as its plays catchup

A litany of issues bests Morrisons as it looks to reposition itself in the food retail market

17 Mar 2014

Upcoming Events

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0930, Tue 26 Aug 2014

New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

Accountancy Age expands on last year's successful masterclasses with new series of courses

Latest Opinion

Is the Commonwealth good for British business?

Most research finds that being a former British colony has, at best, a neutral effect on economic growth

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

New geopolitical threats are accentuating concerns that the global economy may be facing a prolonged period of low growth

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

Latest Analysis

FRC nears end of Sisyphean task of implementing going concern

The FRC’s third set of going concern proposals attempted a compromise. Naomi Rainey looks at the corporate and investor positions

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

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